It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. Scratch that. It’s Blaine’s (Darren Criss) alter ego, Nightbird. When New Directions find their coveted Nationals championship trophy missing, Blaine steps up to the plate to retrieve it. Is he chosen because of his super powers? Nope, it’s because his former school snatched their hardware. Can Blaine recover the trophy or will he be wooed over to the “Dark Side“? Cue Kelly Clarkson song.

Given the superheroes theme of Glee‘s “Dynamic Duets” episode, it was only fitting Clarkson’s ominous-sounding track be covered. Once Blaine enters the hallowed hallways of Dalton Academy, new Warbler, played by Gerard Funk, entices Blaine to try on his old blazer. Will the magical powers of the jacket lure Blaine back to the “Dark Side“? I guess, we’ll have to wait til tonight’s episode to find out. In the meantime, check out Darren Criss and the Warblers cover Kelly below.

Glee – Darren Criss – Kelly Clarkson ‘Dark Side’

The Warblers Steal New Directions’ Trophy

What do you think of the performance? Do you think Blaine should head back to Dalton Academy? Thoughts on the new Warbler? Sound off below.